Wallace Pressley, a senior at Lytle High School was presented the Annual Daniel J. McGrath, D.V.M. Citizenship Award at the February City Council meeting.
Council voted unanimously at the January meeting that Wallace be given this award for all his work and efforts helping the Lytle Animal Shelter/Control Facility in 2010. Mr. Pressley, President of the Lytle National Honor Society this year led this organization's members in volunteering at the shelter and in helping with fund raisers for the shelter.
Wallace also served on the Lytle Tourism Community for several years and was named mascot when he was in kindergarten. During these years, Wallace would agree to dress for every "tourism" event sponsored by the city. At the Easter Eggs-travaganza he would wear Bunny Ears and assist the Easter bunny as the "Bunny Patrol", while other kids his age were hunting eggs. At Kids' Day in the Park he would sit on the Dunk Tank to earn money for school supplies for the needy, or deliver popsicles to the kids at the various rides. At the annual Santa's Hayride Wallace would assist Santa either as an elf or as a reindeer. He also served as Santa's elf at the Poinsettia Show for many years. During Homecoming, Wallace would dress as a Lytle Pirate for the Parade and festival.
Wallace always enjoyed helping out with any event the city sponsored and city employees and committee members truly enjoyed Wallace's enthusiasm and good nature.
Mr. Pressley had also been very active at the Lytle schools he has attended. He has participated in U.I.L., football, Student Council, National Honor Society, and The Drama Club, as well as serving as a class officer several times during the years.
Congratulations Wallace you truly are the best example for our youth today to get involved in their community's activities.
We're proud to include him with past Citizenship Award winners, that have worked so hard for Lytle!